Pixo software will become part of the Project Orion platform, which combines Sun's software offerings into a predictable, scheduled quarterly release of an integrated software system distributed on Solaris operating system, Solaris x86 Platform Edition, and Linux. Pixo's clients include Bell Canada and European mobile application infrastructure provider End2End.
Sun also sees Pixo's technology as playing a critical role in mobile computing in the workplace. The software will provide a centralized way of managing how data is distributed to mobile devices throughout a company, determining which users have access to certain applications and what user privileges they have, Chu says.
The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of Sun's 2004 fiscal year, which begins July 1.